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dc.contributor.authorKlasen, Stephanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:46:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:46:18Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291906050en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53027-
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the rationale as well as the challenges involved when constructing gender-related indicators of well-being. It argues that such indicators are critically important but that their construction involves a number of conceptual and measurement problems. Among the conceptual issues considered are the space in which gender inequality in well-being is to be measured, whether the indicators should track wellbeing of males and females separately or adjust overall measures of well-being by the gender inequality in well-being, whether gender equality in every indicator is necessarily the goal, how to assess gender inequality that is apparently desired by males and females, and what role indicators of agency or empowerment should play in genderrelated indicators of well-being. Among the most important measurement issues addressed are; the role of the household in allocating resources, the question of stocks versus flows, as well as significant data gaps when it comes to gender inequalities. Where appropriate, remedies to the conceptual and measurement issues are proposed. The paper also briefly reviews UNDP’s gender-related indices to illustrate some of the challenges involved.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2004/05en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelI3en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwell-beingen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmissing womenen_US
dc.subject.keywordGDIen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Indikatoren_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleGender-related indicators of well-beingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn389141445en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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